This week in the Ron Paul Curriculum physics course was an introduction to electromagnetic waves and light. Maxwell's Equations: Maxwell was the the Newton of electromagnetic. He created 4 equations or principles: A generalized equation that related electric field to its source.Electric charge law and a similar law for a magnetic field.An electric field is … Continue reading Physics: Week 30

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# Physics Week 24: Introduction to dc circuit analysis

The main topics covered during week 24 in the Physics course from the Ron Paul Curriculum were: EMF, terminal voltage, resistors, resistance circuits, and Kirchhoff's law. Lesson 1: EMF: something that producing energy and an electromotive force Resistors in Series: in a series circuit the total resistance is equal to the sum of the individual … Continue reading Physics Week 24: Introduction to dc circuit analysis

# Physics Week 22: Capacitance and Electrical Energy Storage

Lesson one of week 22 focused of electrical potential with a dipole, capacitance, and energy storage. Diagrams and equations were drawn out to show how all the concepts work and then a couple of practice problems followed. Dipoles occur frequently in physics and chemistry, so it was nice to see how this concept related to … Continue reading Physics Week 22: Capacitance and Electrical Energy Storage

# Review of Topics in Physics 1

I have now finished the first half of the grade 12 physics course in the Ron Paul Curriculum. This past week was spent reviewing the topics and concepts that were taught from Week 3 to Week 17. Throughout each week I worked through practice problems, and though I wanted to type them out here, they … Continue reading Review of Topics in Physics 1